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Homework Help: Standing Waves in Research Industry

  1. Nov 12, 2005 #1
    How are standing waves necessary for the research industry? I found some information regarding x-rays, but it's all a little too difficult for me to understand. I just need a short list of fields where standing waves have been useful.


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  3. Nov 12, 2005 #2

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    Standing waves are half of what is known as "resonance." I short, an outside driving frequency is set to match the frequency of a standing wave in some object. If these frequencies are the same (other options of matching the overtones are also possible) then an increase in the amplitude of the standing wave results. Google for applications of resonance; I know that recently this method has been found to kill mosquitos at the correct frequency.
     
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